So you’re thinking of taking driver training? Great!
Now you just have to choose a school and training program.
To help sort out your options, this table compares three common types of driver training:
|Benefits||In-car lessons only||In-car lessons plus classroom training||ICBC-approved (GLP) driving course|
|Licensed school with professional instructor|
|In-car practice: gain driving experience gradually, at low risk|
|Prepare for your Class 7 or Class 5 road test|
|School may book road tests and provide pick-up/drop off service||optional||optional||optional|
|In-class training: share experiences and learn with other new drivers|
|Course approved by ICBC (includes 16 hours in-class and 12 hours in-car instruction)|
|Six-month reduction in novice stage of GLP*|
|Two credits toward high school grad|
* To qualify, you must successfully complete the ICBC-approved (GLP) course and have no violations or at-fault crashes during the first 18 months of the novice stage.
To learn more, talk to your friends, shop around and, if possible, check out a few schools in person.
Driving school checklist: questions to ask when you contact a school.
We’re sure you’ll find the training you need to help you pass your road tests and become a safe driver. Good luck!